ebook, 298 pages
Published April 2012 by Deborah A. Cooke
Alexander has a problem. It's not that his parents have tragically died, or that he has been made Laird of Kinfairlie years before he anticipated, or that their treasury is empty, or that he now has to take care of his seven younger siblings. It's that he has to marry off his sister Madeline, who has refused to ever wed. Madeline's betrothed died on the same boat as their parents and she won't even discuss it. So Alexander is forced to take matters into his own hands by auctioning Madeline off. But he never intended Rhys Fitzhenry to take part. Rhys is a warrior who has fought the king to gain land. Clever and resourceful, he knows he needs an heir, and this auction is the perfect way to get one. After all, buying a wife is the simplest solution;love is so messy, after all. Furious that her brother would dare auction her off and desperate to ignore the passion mounting between them, Madeline flees...but Rhys won't be cast aside so easily. Can this strong and witty warrior catch his impetuous and bold bride?
It took me TWO long weeks to read this! It took that long not because it is an overlong book, but because it was so boring!
I just could not get into this book, the writing was not very good. The actual story might have been alright if you took out a bunch of stuff.
I could have just given up on reading this , or maybe come back to it at another time, but honestly I just wanted to get it over with. I just wish it hadn't taken me so long!
I did like Madaline and Rhys though, they were great.